Official Rules
Financial Basics Scholarship Contest

The Decision Partners Financial Basics Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded randomly to two students a year who complete at least three South Carolina Student Loan Financial Basics courses and meet the eligibility requirements below.

Please read the following information for complete rules.

  1. The yearly Scholarship Contest starts on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30 of the following year. For example, students completing the course between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 would be eligible for the 2018 award.
  2. To enter the Scholarship Contest, high school students must complete at least three Financial Basics online courses.
  3. To be eligible for an award, a student must meet the following requirements by June 30 of the contest year:
    1. Be a South Carolina resident who attends or has previously graduated from an accredited high school located within the state.
    2. Be able to provide documentation of eligibility from a SC accredited high school if name is drawn.

  4. Two (2) $500 college scholarships will be awarded to two separate individuals on or around July 1 of each year after the close of an annual Scholarship Contest. In the case of a winner accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, the scholarship shall be made payable to the accredited institution of higher learning immediately. If a winner is still enrolled in high school and not yet accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university, the scholarship will made payable to the accredited institution of higher learning at the time the winner provides notification of acceptance or enrollment at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not assignable or transferable and there shall be no changes or substitutions.
  5. The odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received at the conclusion of the contest.
  6. The winners are fully responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, licensing and any other fees.
  7. No purchase or financial commitment is required to be eligible for the scholarship award.
  8. One entry per person.
  9. No employees, officers, directors and/or any relatives of any employee, officer or director of Decision Partners, LLC and any related entities are eligible to enter.
  10. Decision Partners will randomly select two winners from the list of students who meet the eligibility requirements on or around July 1 of each year following the close of an annual Scholarship Contest. Winners will be notified by email, phone, and /or regular mail within 14 days of the drawing using the contact information available through their Financial Basics account. Winners will have three (3) days from notification to accept the prize by responding to Decision Partners by email, phone or regular mail. Decision Partners and any affiliated organization shall not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a winner cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts or fails to claim the scholarship, another winner will be selected in his/her place, at a later date to be determined. Decision Partners, LLC reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the award, acceptance and use of scholarships in situations not covered by these rules.
  11. Before the scholarship is awarded, the winner must sign a full and complete release and indemnity agreement enabling Decision Partners, LLC and/or any of its related entities, including South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, to reprint, distribute and/or use the winner's name and other information related to their scholarship eligibility, education, or other personal information provided by the winner to Decision Partners, LLC or its related entities in any press releases, advertisements, promotions and promotional materials without any recourse against such entities and each winner agrees to hold such entities harmless for such use.
  12. Decision Partners, LLC and its agencies shall not be liable for any injury or damage related to or resulting from entering or winning the Scholarship Contest. By entering the program, entrants release and hold Decision Partners, LLC and its related entities harmless from any and all damages and claims of any kind in connection with the program or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.
  13. If, for any reason, the online financial education program is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Decision Partners, LLC which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this program, Decision Partners, LLC reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Decision Partners, LLC reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.
  14. Decision Partners, LLC furthermore reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship Contest for financial or other business reasons without prior notice.
  15. This offer is void where prohibited by law.
  16. To obtain the winner's names, you send a self-addressed, stamped envelope marked “Attn: Scholarship Winner" to the address below.
  17. All questions and/or correspondence pertaining to this contest, or to receive these official rules in writing, contact Decision Partners, LLC, 152 Commonwealth Ave., Concord MA 01742.